Postdoctoral Research Fellows

We are always interested in hearing from experienced scientists who wish to work in quantum information and technology.

We're an experimental group that also does theory. and we've a number of projects in the Quantum Technology Lab at the University of Queensland. You will have a chance to work with, and gain expertise in, a suite of techniques and technologies, including design and construction of integrated photonic circuits, electron-beam lithography, quantum dots, and photon measurement using both transition-edge photon counters and superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors. Prior experience in any of the following areas is valuable but not required: quantum information; quantum optics; two-photon experiments; cryogenic systems; precision optical experiments. Successful candidates will join an active team, and will have an opportunity to participate in all our projects. Ability to take a creative leadership role as part of a team is essential.

Typically, our Fellows have a two or three year fixed-term appointment at Academic Level B, with the possibility of a one or two year extension. In 2024, the remuneration package is in the range of $106,080–$125,688 per annum; in addition to this there is an employer superannuation contribution of 17%. For more information please contact Professor Andrew White.


Qualifications: Applicants will posses postgraduate qualifications (PhD level or equivalent) in experimental physics with a research project in one or more of the following areas: experimental quantum information, quantum optics, or quantum photonics. Furthermore, the candidate must have a willingness to supervise postgraduate students in experimental physics.

Experience: Demonstrated capacity for research in quantum optic/information science, through PhD thesis, published papers and conference participation.

* Ability to work as a member of a team.
* Ability to use and program computers for research applications.
* Ability to work closely with theorists.


Research. Each appointee will be expected to:
* develop and maintain an internationally recognised research program in quantum optics / information science;
* publish the results of their research in international journals and other appropriate refereed publications;
* present the results of their research at international and national meetings;
* participate in the academic life of the School including regular seminars on their research;
* actively seek external research funding through university, national and international agencies.

Teaching: The appointee will be expected to supervise postgraduate students as a principal and associate supervisor.

Administrative and Service to the University and general community. The appointee will be expected to:
* contribute to the strategic objectives of the Quantum Technology Laboratory, the School of Physical Sciences, and the Centre for Quantum Computer Technology;
* promote these organisations within the general community;
* assist with light administrative duties in the Quantum Technology Laboratory.